SI: Bezos & Amazon Want In ...On the Redskins?

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Just when you think it couldnt worse, Dan keeps the team and Bezos helps fund the stadium, I would probably start rooting against them at that point.

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Jeff Bezos may be eyeing the NFL team that’s playing in his own backyard.

The Amazon founder — and world’s richest person with a fortune of $109.5 billion — is reportedly interested in acquiring the Seattle Seahawks, whose stadium sits just 1.5 miles away from Amazon’s headquarters.

The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, broke the news of his interest late Thursday, citing an anonymous source “familiar with the NFL’s thinking.”

Bezos purchasing the Seahawks would keep the franchise in the hands of a local tech billionaire. The late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died last year, bought the team in 1997.

With his staggering fortune, Bezos could pay cash for any available team, which makes him an attractive owner. NFL ownership rules require that buyers put down at least 30 percent of the purchase price in cash.

Forbes has the Seahawks — who are currently second in the NFC West with an 8-2 record and last won the Super Bowl in 2014 — valued at $2.7 billion.

Fellow billionaire sports team owner Mark Cuban said in an interview Thursday with CNBC that getting Bezos in the NFL would be “good” for the league, calling him a “special guy.”

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On 11/11/2019 at 4:30 AM, Burgundy Yoda said:

Jeff Bezos' best initial offer: (in my opinion)


1. 5 billion for the club

2. Free Amazon prime for life for Danny boy

3. Allow Danny to be the first person to travel to the Bezos space station (but "accidentally" set the coordinates to the sun) 

Funniest thing I heard in a while good one. 😂

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He could continue to do what Bruce And Dany have done with the team, warehouse players just for shipping purposes and use them to advertise selling tickets and merchandise.

Nothing related to playing a sport, just selling stuff and charging shipping cost.

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